Johnston County, NC (April 26, 2021) – Police in Johnston County responded to the scene of a deadly crash early Monday morning. The accident took place around 12:00 am. on Old Fairground Road at the intersection with Massengill Pond Road near the Johnston County Convenience Center.
According to troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a car was traveling at a high rate of speed on Old Fairground when the driver lost control and collided head-on with a car traveling in the opposite direction. The crash occurred on a bridge over Black Creek. The first vehicle caught fire, pinning the driver inside. Ultimately, both drivers were pronounced dead at the crash scene. Neither of the victims has been identified at this time. There is no report of any additional injuries sustained in the accident.
An investigation is ongoing and no further details have been released at this time.
We wish to extend our condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in this tragic fatal accident in Johnston County.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina can be a dangerous state for motorists. According to the most recent reports, more than 1,400 people were killed in car accidents that took place across our state in 2019. This number has remained mostly stable over the past few years, although the total number of accidents and injury crashes has continued to increase. While many car accidents do not involve injuries, a substantial number of car accidents in North Carolina can lead to serious and even fatal outcomes. Many of the most serious crashes will also result in injuries to innocent victims.
There is nothing more devastating than the loss of a loved one in a North Carolina car accident. Suddenly, you are faced with the prospect of living life without your loved one. The pain is especially great when your relative was killed in a crash that was not their fault. Anger and grief are very common emotions following a major car accident. Although you are likely feeling discouraged during this difficult time, it is important to remember that you could have valuable legal rights. Under North Carolina law, if your loved one was killed as a direct result of another driver’s negligence, you could be entitled to file an action for wrongful death. A North Carolina wrongful death case must be filed within two years of the date of death. These actions can seek compensation for medical bills, loss of companionship, lost wages, and potentially more.
If you believe that you may have an action for wrongful death, you should reach out to an experienced attorney immediately. At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton understands what you are going through. Since 2012, our firm has proudly stood up for the rights of innocent victims and their families. During that time, we have successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars in compensation through settlements and verdicts in our clients’ favor.
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